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Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Michael Johnson likely to play; Mason Foster possible, Mike Evans out

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to beat the New Orleans Saints without Dashon Goldson and Mike Evans, but they could see Mason Foster return.

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It's looking like Mason Foster might have a shot to play against the New Orleans Saints. The Bucs' middle had limited participation for the second consecutive day, and if he can handle a full workload tomorrow it seems likely that he'll start over Dane Fletcher on Sunday. Fletcher has struggled as Foster's replacement, both in the run and pass game.

However, the Bucs will almost certainly have to play without Dashon Goldson, who missed his second consecutive day of practice, as was also the case for Josh McCown.Mike Evans and Larry English are likewise unlikely to suit up on Sunday.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Michael Johnson both practiced on a limited basis today, as both are managing ankle sprains. They should be good to go for Sunday's matchup.While Johnthan Banks was absent today, that was for personal reason, Lovie Smith noted in today's press conference.

For the Saints, Erik Lorig, Mark Ingram and center Johnathan Goodwin have missed all of this week's practice, which means they're probably not going to suit up on Sunday.

INJURY REPORT - Tampa Bay at New Orleans - Sunday, October 5, 2014
TAMPA BAY




Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thurs. Participation
Johnthan Banks 27 CB Not Injury Related Did Not Participate
Mark Barron 23 S Abdomen Limited Participation Limited Participation
Larry English 57 DE Hamstring Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Mike Evans 13 WR Groin Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Mason Foster 59 LB Shoulder Limited Participation Limited Participation
Dashon Goldson 38 S Ankle Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Michael Johnson 90 DE Ankle Did Not Participate Limited Participation
Josh McCown 12 QB Right Thumb Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Gerald McCoy 93 DT Hand Limited Participation Limited Participation
Austin Seferian-Jenkins 87 TE Ankle Did Not Participate Limited Participation





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Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thurs. Participation
Terron Armstead 77 T Concussion Limited Participation Limited Participation
Marcus Ball 36 S Hamstring Limited Participation Limited Participation
Johnathan Goodwin 55 C Neck Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
David Hawthorne 57 LB Ankle Limited Participation Limited Participation
Mark Ingram 22 RB Hand Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Curtis Lofton 50 LB Shoulder Full Participation Full Participation
Erik Lorig 41 FB Ankle Did Not Participate Did Not Participate
Patrick Robinson 21 CB Thigh Limited Participation Full Participation
Benjamin Watson 82 TE Groin Full Participation Full Participation
Corey White 24 CB Foot Did Not Participate Limited Participation